your ultimate back-to-work wardrobe
So, ya popped that baby out and now you’re getting excited to start hanging with adults again. That’s right, this is a back-to-work special. Returning to the office after having a baby brings a whole new set of challenges and questions. Like, how have things changed since I was gone? Will my colleagues still treat me the same (they better!) and the million-dollar question:
what do i wear after maternity leave?
You may be pumping at work, still healing from your L&D experience and, chances are, your body has not gone completely back to normal just yet — and how could it? Your uterus stretched to the size of a watermelon for goodness sake.
You probably spent those sacred days of parental leave in sweats, nightgowns, and the comfiest robe you could find. Now that it’s time to get back to the outside world, you may be wondering how you’ll cope. Don’t worry. Our expertise extends far past just maternity — we put in sneaky postpartum features to take the guesswork out of post-babe dressing, too. You read that right. The same maternity piece can go from hidin’ a bump from your co-workers to helping you pump with
ease once you’re back at it.
Keep reading for HR-approved clothes that will be comfortable, stylish, and no one will suspect were made with postpartum features in mind.
Just because you have a baby, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your personal sense of style for a boring “mom look.” At the same time, you don’t want to rush your body’s healing process and overlook the fact that she still needs to be handled with extra care — but comfy does not have to equal frumpy. Instead, it’s a fashion meets function kinda thing for making the most out of your situation.
And because a comfy-yet-office-worthy wardrobe doesn’t mean anything without the right underpinnings, choose a wireless bra (we’ve got some great options for nursing) and pair with some soft undies (like this pair that has built-in cooling!).
From pumping schedules to getting back into the swing of projects, meetings and everything in between, the journey back to work after maternity leave isn’t always easy or glamorous. If there’s one thing you can control, it’s the clothes you wear. Having the right staple pieces for your postpartum work wardrobe can truly make all the difference in your feeling comfortable, relaxed, and ready to take on new mamahood while keeping up that girl boss status.